See also: St. Patrick's Day Guide 2012
In a cultural and religious sense, St. Patrick's Day is a day of feast and celebration of Irish culture.
Of course, for most of us it's simply a great chance to party. St. Paddy's falls on a Saturday this year, which means the green beer will flow in even more abundant quantities. There's plenty of Phoenix traditions to take in -- Flogging Molly will be at Tempe Beach Park, and Mesa rockers Authority Zero will do their thing -- and there's plenty more beyond that.
So strap on one of those beer helmets, fill 'er up with green brew and get ready to enjoy our picks for the top 10 must-see St. Patrick's Day gigs.